Panhandle Swing 'Plays The Hits Of Bob Wills'
Hold your hat Texas, 'cause here’s a hell of a swinging bunch all the way from the Netherlands. Trailboss of this pack is Berry Selles and he rounded up some fine special guests on vocals and saxes.
On this cd Panhandle Swing recorded three songs by Cindy Walker, one of them the very beautiful “Dusty Skies”. The guys show their guts by roping the famous Eldon Shamblin & Leon McAuliffe tune “Twin Guitar Boogie”. The result is smashing. Further more the gathered up a whole string of Texas Playboys hits: “Stay All Night”, check the bass-intro, “Keeper of my Heart”, a song growing each time you play it, “Faded Love” and of course “Roly Poly”, known from the Jim Reeves songbook. Another western swing highlight is “Right or wrong”. In all 14 songs.
I am completely taken by the brilliant sound of Panhandle Swing. Just like Asleep at the Wheel they mix the western swing with country and it shure works great.
I have tried to get the band some gigs in Sweden and I do hope that some of the festivals will invite them to come overhere. Don’t hesitate, go and hear this new Western Swing band you’ll be glad you did!!